Voters say: Enough already

  • Article by: RICHARD MERYHEW , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 29, 2011 - 9:32 PM

In politically diverse House District 25B, folks wonder how compromise became a four-letter word at the Capitol.

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bgmach3May. 29, 11 9:43 PM

The republimores will fight to the last politician and lobbyist to protect what the havemores have stolen from the middle class and thats a fact Jack!

chablis28May. 29, 11 9:50 PM

I just don't get all of this Strib manufactured angst over "compromise". The Strib is all wound up about it and I could care less. Stand your guns GOP, that's why I voted for you, to make cuts and you have already agreed to $2B /6% increase in NEW spending I don't approve of. That's more than enough compromise and diviation from the campaign promises to cut for me.

chablis28May. 29, 11 9:52 PM

Ok, let's compromise and agree to give Dayton his tax increase and apply it only to DEMs living on a trust account.

justaxnspendMay. 29, 11 9:53 PM

It's really very simple....we don't have the money! Go team GOP !!!! I love you guys!!

DUSTYBMay. 29, 11 9:54 PM

liberal slant as usual

chablis28May. 29, 11 9:54 PM

"Enough already" Strib stop whinning about "compromise". US Politics was designed to be messy and a battle over conflicting values.

DanW52May. 29, 11 9:57 PM

By next year, many people who voted for the Republicans last year will see what damage their elected leaders are doing, and the Republicans will lose the majority. It does seem counter-intuitive that the Republicans are taking such extreme positions and not giving an inch - I don't see what they think they can gain by this. By next year, rationality and fairness and honesty and compassion and math that adds up will again be the name of the game, and they'll be gone. I wish we were voting this year!

DanW52May. 29, 1110:02 PM

You don't pick an arbitrary amount of money and say, "That's enough to spend on government." It's a balance between what's worth spending money on and what's not. You make decisions program by program. The goal is to have the highest quality of life for the most people. If a government taxes too much or too little then quality of life goes down - you have to find the right balance, and it takes smart people who work hard to do that. I've lived in states where taxes were low and the state governments were not particularly effective - they were not places where anyone could say that quality of life was particularly good.

ldinmnMay. 29, 1110:11 PM

The majority of Minnesota wants compromise. Hear that GOP? You've spent so much time on anti-gay marriage amendments and everything else under the sun, you forgot about jobs and the budget. There will be a huge anti-GOP mood come 2012 with the 2011 state mess plus the national GOP Medicare voucher idea.

drichmnMay. 29, 1110:11 PM

"folks wonder how compromise became a four-letter word at the Capitol."... all you have to do is listen to the face of the GOP, Tony Sutton, who calls compromise evil.


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